blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, walnut colored pour with cashew, roast and caramel aroma, flavor is woody dry and bitter
kappldav123 (5369) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass very dark, almost black. Dry-malty aroma. Starts mild-malty, modest roasty-smokey. Malty notes get more and more intense, also more roasty. Finish dry-roasty, hints of cacao. Not bad!
Aniela (2690) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle in Brussles, Belgium august 2011. Dark brown, hazy with a big creamy tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate, sweet licorice and malty aroma. Sweet licorice, chocolate, coffeee. Nice beer :-)
Geokkjer (6393) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Pours dark brown with an off-white head.Aroma of dark berries, malt, yeast and some roasted notes.Flavor is sweet and malty with some hay, alcohol and caramel.Medium body,. soft carbonation.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black red body with an off white head. Roasted malts, smoke, some caramel and coffee in the aroma. Light to medium body, easy drinking. Very nice roasted flavour with coffee, licorice and some chocolate. A very nice beer.
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dar amber beer with a big beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, some licorice. Licorice flavor, roasted, cocoa, dark fruits, sweetish.
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red, almost black beer with firm, lasting, pillowy tan head. Aroma is rather restrained but burned malts, coffee, liquorice, anis and some smoke. Carbonation rather light. Flavour slightly sweet, bitter (burned malts bitter). Coffee, liquorice, some chocolate. Bit of smoke. Bit reminding of a stout too, maybe because of the pillowy head and low carbonation. Finish dry and rather mild, some malty coffee tones linger together with some smoke. Nice one.
(From 33cL bottle)
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color looks like copper a bit, kind of light amber. Don’t like the smell though the taste isn’t really bad. Medium carbo, low to medium body.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark black body with tan puffy head. Nose of malts, caramel, licorice notes. Taste is malty caramel and quickly turns smoke and hamy. Quite nice. Syrupy smooth texture too.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled, BBE 10/2011) Hazy, very dark brown color with a firm, lasting, tanned and lacy head. Strong aroma of licorice, anise, roasted and smoked malt - even whiskey-like notes. Flavor is roasted-malty and smoky-peaty with sweetish dried-fruitiness. Not too burned or ashy. Medium to full body with quite high CO2. Another success from this brewery. If I could change something, I’d give this a bit more body and lower the CO2 level. But at this ABV level, this is excellent work, comparable to Fuller’s London Porter and Old Engine Oil. 5246